"Nations, cultures, arts, civilizations - these are mortal, and their life is to ours as the life of a gnat. But it is immortals whom we joke with, work with, marry, snub and exploit - immortal horrors or everlasting splendors." - C.S. Lewis
"But we know that children make great strides in their language and thinking skills by engaging with adults in conversations that go further than that. When we ask children ‘thinking questions’ - the why’s, how’s and what if’s - they get a chance to stretch their minds more and string together more than just a few words. From my own research, I found that preschoolers who were exposed to more open-ended questions in the classroom made bigger improvements in being able to think flexibly during a game."